How Much Cars Cost In The 30's


Auburn 1931 5 Passenger 2 door Brougham

2 door Auburn Brougham 1931

Price $945
127 inch wheelbase
98HP straight 8
A long Large roomy car with a door so wide rear seat passengers can enter without disturbing those in front


Auburn 1931 Convertible Cabriolet
Convertible Cabriolet Auburn	1931
Price $1045
127 inch wheelbase
98HP straight 8
Includes finest leather upholstery specially designed window construction that positively prevents rattle finger tip door handles and adjustable steering wheel in the Convertible Cabriolet


Auburn 1931 Convertible Phaeton Sedan
4 door  Auburn Sedan 1931
Price $1145
127 inch wheelbase
98HP straight 8
5 passenger convertible car completely closed or completely open or top down and windows up non rattling windows and doors adjustable center pillars


Auburn 1934 convertible car

1934 Auburn  convertible

The finest type of upholstery springs provides amazing comfort and easy riding in this wonderful car


Auburn 1931 4 door Sedan

4 door  Auburn Sedan 1931

Price $995
127 inch wheelbase
98HP straight 8
A 4 door sedan with deep restful cushions and the widest rear seat . An Adjustable front seat, only 68 inches high but extremely roomy and very comfortable



Auburn 1930 125 Cabriolet

Price $1595
125 HP straight Eight 130" wheelbase


Auburn 1935 851 Boattail Speedster

Price $2250
The Boat Tail Speedster was one of the last cars made by Auburn with 150HP engine 4.6 Ltr supercharged eight and designed to attract the young and rich but the depression meant that even this magnificent pinnacle of Auburn found sales difficult


Auburn changes and models for each year
1930 --- three chassis offered 6-85, 8-95, and 125
1932 ----- Auburn cars are reduced up to $400 dollars to try and sell cars
1933 ----- Updated styling and use of All Steel Construction
1935 ----- Abe Jenkins sets 70 records in a speedster including one burst of speed at 160 MPH
1936 ----- This is the final year for full production of Auburn cars with a total of 1180 cars made
Buick 1930
1930 Buick
Price $1195
Buick build better automobiles and they come in 15 luxurious body types ranging in price from $1190 to $2070


Buick 1932
1932 Buick
Price $995
The new Buick for 1932 with wizard control with automatic clutch controlled freewheeling and new valve in head engine

Buick 60 series 1933
1933 Buick
Price $1,310
60 series victoria coupe with new dash mounted starter button and carpeted rear compartment


Buick 1934

1934 Buick

Price $925
5 passenger club sedan series 40


Buick 1933

sports coupe Buick  1934

Price $825
The car with rumble seat for 2 or 4 passengers


Buick 1938

1938 Buick

It's a big honey for a little money with new dynaflash ignition


Buick 4 door sedan 1936

Buick 4 door sedan 1936

The new Buick has more flowing lines and more powerful engine with light alloy pistons and with a new price reduction

Buick changes and models for each year
1930 ----- Major restyle of all models with new series 40, 50 and 60 replacing older models and new adjustable drivers seats installed in all new Buicks
1932 ----- Dual taillights are introduced on most models
1933 ----- New styling includes fuller skirted fenders and more sweeping body curves
1935 ----- An Automatic choke is added on all models
1937 ----- Buicks receive handsome restyling
1938 ----- Rear Coil Suspension is added
1939 ----- Rear Turn signals become standard equipment and pushbutton radios introduced
Cadillac GO 1936
 1936 Cadillac GO
Price $1900
V8 Engine
The New Cadillac attacks the lower price Market with this new GO, with sway stabilizers and improved traction

Cadillac 1931
1931 Cadillac
Price $2845
V8 Engine
V8 Town Sedan


Cadillac 1939 The New Cadillac 61
Cadillac 1939
Price $1345
V8 Engine
The new Cadillac 61 the value sensation of the century for hundreds of dollars less

Cadillac 1935 Passenger Sedan
Cadillac 1935 Passenger Sedan
Body style of exceptional beauty with this V8 5 passenger Sedan, independent front wheel suspension, and form fitting springs in the deeply upholstered cushions


Cadillac 1938 The New Fleetwood
Cadillac 1938  Fleetwood
The comfort and luxury offered by Cadillacs new fleetwood with great interior roominess and cheap to buy and maintain and the amazing new sychromatic gear shift

Cadillac changes and models for each year
1930 ----- Cadillac is the first to introduce a V16 engine the first in the industry
1932 ----- Cadillac suffers from deep depression with less sales across its range
1933 ----- All Models get Hydraulic Brakes as standard
1938 ----- Revolutionary Sixty Special Debuts to critical acclaim
Chevrolet Six 1930
1930 Chevrolet 1930
From $555 -- $755
Great Resale Value
Choose Chevrolet for smoothness , beauty, safety, economy and service cars ranging from, Sports Roadster, Coach, Coupe , Sports Coupe , The Sedan


Chevrolet 1935 Standard
1935 Chevrolet
Prices from $465
Worlds lowest price 6 , improved master blue flame engine, pressure steam oiling , cable brakes

Chevrolet 1936
1936 Chevrolet
Now with Chevrolet Taking You Back In Time Prints Hydraulic brakes and a more powerful engine and balanced carburetors for more fuel economy

Chevrolet 1935 Master Deluxe
 Master Deluxe chevy 1935
Prices from $560
New Master De luxe Chevrolet with improved master blue flame engine, pressure steam oiling , cable brakes and shock proof steering


Chevrolet 1939 - 1940
Chevrolet 1939
Price $659
The new Chevrolet with exclusive vacuum power shift , silent valve in head engine, synchromesh transmission, new sealed beam headlights


Chevrolet 6 1932
1932 Chevrolet 6
From $475
Performance thrills 0 to 35 mph in 6.7 seconds 60 horsepower silent synchromesh gearbox experience the joy of open top driving without stress or strain. Wide Range of Models included in The Chevrolet 6 Series

Chevrolet changes and models for each year
1930 ----- Chevrolet introduces the dashboard mounted fuel gauge
1931 ----- All cars now fitted with Wire Wheels as standard and all prices are lowered in depressed market
1933 ----- Longer lower styling is introduced on Eagle Series and Automatic Electric Starter is introduced
1935 ----- Prices for all models range from $465 to $695
1936 ----- The Taking You Back In Time Prints blue flame engine now produces 85 BHP and all windows use safety glass as standard
Chrysler 1938 Imperial
1938 chrysler
Prices From $1125
110 HP
All Steel Bodies
Phenomenal Value at a remarkable price , gold seal engine 3 inch longer wheelbase hydraulic brakes, dual carburation, airflow weight distribution and split second performer


Chrysler 8 5 passenger Coupe 1932
1932 Chrysler Coupe
$1925
125 HP
floating power ( Rubber Engine Mounts ), gear selecting, automatic clutch, centrifuge brake drums,


Chrysler Imperial Custom Roadster 1930
Chrysler Imperial Roadster 1930
Prices from $2995
For those who really care about the cars they drive

Chrysler 6 1936 4 Door Sedan
1936 Chrysler
Longer Lower Sturdier and Speedier with the new Airflow design , with more elbow room , more comfort and quieter riding


Chrysler 1932
1932 chrysler
Prices from $1125
the Six Line included the 4 door sedan shown

1930 --- Chryslers first Eight Cylinder car ( CD8 )makes it debut
1933 ----- The Chrysler Royal Eight Series CT replaces the the CP Eight with new styling a shorter wheelbase and smaller engine
1934 ----- Four Airflow Models are launched Americas most advanced production car on 4 different wheelbases with the new streamlined look and design
1936 ----- Following the launch of the Airstream models some minor facelifts are done
1937 ----- All models are redesigned with more rounded curves and all cars now fitted with wind shield defroster vents
Dodge 1935
Dodge 1935
Prices From $645
The new dodge with airglide ride with new leaf springs and lowered floor for more headroom


Dodge 1933

$1,115
The DO Model with rumble seat and 100 HP engine with new streamlined radiator


Dodge 1936 4 Door Sedan
1930's Dodge
Prices from $640
New headlights assure them safe driving at night and improved spring suspension and improved steering



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Dodge 1931

The DG 8 Combines beauty , quality and dependability with 84 HP


Dodge Eight 5 passenger Coupe 1932
Dodge 1931
All the convenience of the sedan with smaller wheels and larger tires with overall great reliability

Dodge changes and models for each year
1930 ---- a new 114 inch wheel base Series DC introduced as the first 8 cylinder model
1931 ----- A new DC Eight replaces the existing model with bigger engine and longer wheelbase
1932 ----- The New Dodge Ram Ornament appears for the first time
1933 ----- The Dodge DP Six replaces the the DL Six with new styling and new chassis
1935 ----- The new DU Value Six is introduced with revised styling and 116 inch wheelbase
1936 ----- All dodges have windshield defroster vents
1938 ----- Rumble Seat coupes and Convertible sedans are dropped
Ford 1934 V8

Ford	1934 V8

Price from $535 --- $610
The Car of the modern age , with carburetion, and clear vision ventilation, with a newly designed chromium plated grill , increased springs and swivel type sun visors

Ford 1932



$500
V8 Tudor Sedan 65 HP


Ford 1936 V8



Price from $510
A beautiful ford car with new style new driving ease and new safety and includes easier steering and new design steel wheels


Ford 1935 V8



The finest safest most dependable ford ever built the ford V8 engine gives power and performance


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Ford changes and models for each year
1930 ----- The Model A is given a new grille hood and cowl and the first use of Stainless steel brightwork on Radiator shell
1931 ----- Despite Recession Ford opens new plants in Dagenham in England and Cologne in Germany
1932 ----- The new model B series is introduced and the new V8 powered Model 18 is shown for the first time
1933 ----- All Fords are completely redesigned on a longer chassis and Ford V8 Engine now is 75 HP
1934 ----- Enamel paint replaces hand-buffed lacquer on all fords
1935 ----- Ford restyles the Model 48 with longer wider bodies and a narrower grille and 16 inch wheels
1936 ----- New steel disc wheels replace wire wheels for smoother ride
1937 ----- A Ford V8 wins the Monte Carlo Rally
1937 ------ Addition of 60 HP mini-V-8 engines for some '37 models...limited production + standard 85HP V-8. Short-lived. Information provided by BB
1939 ----- All Fords adopt Hydraulic Brakes
Hudson Straight 8 1934

Hudson	Straight 8 1934

Price from $695
Hudson Straight 8 with it's dynamic streamlining 108 full HP enclosed baggage compartment and 3 beam headlights

Hudson 112 Deluxe Touring Sedan 1939



Price from $835
The best for economy and performance made to drive in the 40's and with 29 mpg it's the best in its class for economy built in radio grille


Hudson Great 8 1937

1930's Hudson

with its beauty and rich distinction powerful 8 cylinder engine the Hudson Great 8 is the car to own


Hudson changes and models for each year
1931 ----- Hudson Cars become the first American cars fitted electric start system
1932 ----- Hudson cars are given a facelift and larger more powerful engines
1933 ----- Freewheeling is made standard on all Models
1936 ----- Complete redesign with longer wheelbase and carry over engines
1937 ----- New models are Bigger and more powerful than earlier models with wider and longer bodies
1939 ----- Steering column gearshifts option offered
Lincoln Zephyr 1935

Lincoln Zephyr 1935

The V12 Lincoln Zephyr advanced streamlining and new standards of power, comfort, safety and beauty

Lincoln 7 passenger all weather Brougham 1930



Price from $7000
Unmistakable Quality and Unfailing command


Lincoln 1932

1930's Lincoln

The KA series Town Sedan


Lincoln 1935

Lincoln 1935

Price from $5,000
Le Baron Convertible Roadster


Lincoln changes and models for each year
1931 ----- New Model K series introduced with longer chassis and more powerful engine
1932 ----- Lincoln introduces the V12 Engine in some of its models
1934 ----- All Lincoln Models powered by V12 Engine and prices drop by $100 due to standardized use of engine
1935 ----- All models redesigned with rounder styling and more comfortable ride and oil filter fitted on standard on all models
1936 ----- New Zephyr Line introduced as a medium priced car
1938 ----- Zephys's receive first major restyling since introduction and wheelbase is stretched to 125 inches
Nash 1939
Nash 1939
$999
The great new Nash Terrific pickup from 15MPH to 50MPH in less than 15 seconds sealed beam lights and all helps this car to say goodbye to winter and arrow straight steering

Nash 1936
1930's Nash
Price from $995
Nash Super Eight the only fine car priced under $1000


Nash Coupe 400 1934

The new Nash 1934 Coupe with newly designed airfoil design massive chrome bumpers with carpeted floors oil and fuel filters just some of the latest advances for this car


Nash 1932

Now there are 8 Nash Convertibles to choose from with the new Nash slip stream profile with slanting windscreens


Nash changes and models for each year
1930 ----- The new Twin Ignition Eight is first Eight Cylinder Engine introduced by Nash
1931 ----- Nash introduces the new Series 870
1932 ----- Unlike many Car Manufacturers despite the recession and falling sales Nash do make a profit
1935 ----- Nash Complete Redesign includes Aeroform styling and overdrive and hydraulic brakes as standard
1936 ----- A double Bed conversion is offered for sleeping in the car
1939 ----- hand brake added adjustable front seat and new soundproofing
Packard Light 8 5 passenger Sedan 1932

$1750
110 HP on 126 inch chassis include silent synchromesh transmission quiet in all 3 speeds hydraulic shock absorber and shatter proof glass

Packard 1930
Packard 1930's
$3,490
Deluxe 8 Roadster and a rear mounted spare wheel with a rumble seat


Packard 1931

Packard 1931
$2,750
Custom 8 club sedan


Packard changes and models for each year
1931 ----- The Speedster line of cars is dropped
1933 ----- new Two-Barrel down draft carburetor introduced and ups the engines to 120 HP and 135 HP , power brakes standard on all models
1934 ----- Option for Factory installed car radio is offered on all models for $79.95
1937 ----- The Six is introduced with prices starting at $795
Plymouth 6 1933

prices range from $445 to $545
Plymouth 6 made in the following models 2 door sedan, 4 door sedan, rumble coupe,


Plymouth Roadking 5 passenger sedan 1938
Plymouth Roadking
$685
New Riding comfort with airplane style shock absorbers an all steel body , double action hydraulic brakes ,


Plymouth Deluxe 4 door touring Sedan 1936
1930's Plymouth
50 new improvements for the new Plymouth , from the sweeping radiator and the built in trunk in the rear , and have been made much more roomier and more luxurious

Plymouth 1934

The Worlds lowest priced car with individual springing four rings per piston an engine oil filter for better lubrication and an independent hand brake operating independently for extra safety


Plymouth 5 passenger sedan 1932

Vibrations less floating power four cylinder with the smoothness of an 8 completely insulated



Plymouth changes and models for each year
1930 ----- Model U prices are cut by $65.00 to compete with lower priced market
1932 ----- The Roadsters end production
1933 ----- Plymouth introduces the Model PJ as the only Model line with Standard, Business and Deluxe models
Pontiac straight 8 1936
Pontiac straight 8
Prices from $615
The Pontiac straight 8 available in 6 body styles more beautifully than ever built to last 100,000 miles with improved hydraulic brakes synchromesh transmission

1932 Pontiac
1930's Pontiac 1932
Prices From $875
Get a kick out of driving and let a Pontiac show you how to enjoy life


1936 Pontiac
Pontiac 1936
prices range from $675
The big economy Pontiac 6 with the best value in cars


Pontiac changes and models for each year
1933 ----- Prices are reduced drastically to compete in depressed market
1937 ----- A Woody Station Wagon joins the Lineup of models
1938 ----- Column mounted gearshift is offered as an option
1939 ----- Sunroof option offered
Studebaker 1936
Studebaker 1930's
Prices from $665
New automatic hill holder and new automatic gas overdrive helping you to save gas on the Dictator and President models

Studebaker 1935

Prices From $1330
President 4 door sedan with planar suspension


Studebaker Truck 1934

prices range from $625
Studebaker trucks power and performance handsome brutes


Studebaker Champion 1939
Studebaker Champion
The result of two years extended research to provide the best value for money and engineering in a car that will keep you going in the 40's


Studebaker changes and models for each year
1930 ----- Studebaker Buys Pierce Arrow
1932 ----- Slanted windshields are introduced
1934 ----- New body styles with swoopy fenders and model line is reduced to 28 different models
1935 ----- Hydraulic brakes and independent front suspension
1936 ----- Continued streamlining of cars with new grille and split windshield
1937 ----- One piece alligator hinged hood is introduced and sleek new grille
1939 ----- New Champion line introduced at $600 dollars to compete with Chevy Ford and Plymouth
Willys 6 Sedan 1931
Willys 6 Sedan 1931
Prices from $753
Willys 6 Sedan fully equipped with bumpers , extra tyre, rear view mirror, automatic windshield wiper, this price includes delivery

Willys 2 passenger coupe 1931

prices range from $673
Cars of Luxury and brilliant action , one button on the steering wheel starts the car , provides the horn and lights for finger tip action where you need it


Willys 1933
1930's Willys
The new Willys 77 has many new unique features and is streamlined through out


Willys 1934
1934 Willys
prices range from $450
Model 77 4 door sedan


Willys 1937
Willys 1937
Drive the new Willys , the low price , style sensation over 30 MPG


Willys 1936

prices range from $395
Willys 77 the best value car in production starting below $400 for the Coupe


Willys 2 passenger roadster 1931
Willys 2 passenger roadster
prices range from $573
Willys 2 passenger roadster with non shattering safety glass and big four wheel brakes . and comfort provided by 4 hydraulic shock eliminators


Willys changes and models for each year
1930 ----- The Whippetts are sold for the last year
1931 ----- Prices cut on all Willys cars to try and gain market share and calls its new 1931 models Silver Streaks
1932 ----- The Willys Overland Name is bought back
1933 ----- Willys introduce the Model 77 as the second cheapest car in America
1934 ----- Willys now only makes one model car the 77
1935 ----- The 77 receives a major facelift with smoother lines
1936 ----- Prices are reduced to $395 for the Coupe and $415 for the four door sedan
1937 ----- The 77 is replaced by the Model 37
1938 ----- Model 37 is changed to Model 38
1939 ----- Prices range from $590 to $689
1930's Cars Information
Some of the type of advertising for cars available in the 1930's
Buick Cars with luxurious cars from $1200 to $2000 based in Michigan
Pontiac New Series BIG SIX available in 7 distinctive body styles from $745
Plymouth Six starting from $445
Studebaker Truck starting from $625
Hudson Straight 8 from $695
Arvin Car Radio from $44.95
Studebaker starting from from $665.00
De Soto, $695.00
Pontiac Eight, $730.00



More Makes and Models from the 1930's
Austin 7 Swallow
Austin 7 Ruby
Austin 10 Cambridge
Austin Big 7 Convertible
Austin Eight Two-Door Saloon
Buick Victoria
Buick 8 Special Coupe
Chevrolet Drop Head Coupe
Chevrolet Sloper
Chevrolet Master 85/6
Dodge 4-Door Sedan
Ford Model A
Ford Model T
Hillman Minx
Mercedes 320
MG L2 Magna
MG PB
MG TA Roadster
Morris Cowley
Morris Minor
Morris Eight Two-door Coupe
Morris 8 Series E
Morris 10/4 Series II
Riley 15/6
Riley Brooklands
Studebaker Model 54
Vauxhall 14/6
WOLSELEY 14